Basic Considerations Regarding Data Analysis
Rorschach researchers are confronted with a substantial challenge when deciding on the tactics to be used to analyze their data. This chapter attempts to address this challenge and its complexities. The special problem of Rorschach variable distribution is considered as well as general issues relevant to data analysis. The intricate issues of deciding on parametric or nonparametric statistics are explored, followed by considerations of the interplay between Type I and Type II errors and strength of effects. Finally, the issue of response prcxluctivity is addressed. Hopefully, these discussions will provide a framework for researchers to make informed decisions about Rorschach data analysis tactics.